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Click here to read my piece in Sunday's NY Times.
Roland Fryer has won the John Bates Clark Award. The past three winners have been Roland Fryer (Harvard faculty), Matthew Gentzkow (Harvard undergrad and PhD), and Raj Chetty (Harvard undergrad, PhD, and faculty).
This past week, The House of Representatives passed repeal of the estate tax. This is a policy change I have long supported, for reasons explained here.
Via Nicholas Kristof: “A broad liberal arts education is a key pathway to success in the 21st-century economy,” says Lawrence Katz, a labor economist at Harvard. Katz says that the economic return to pure technical skills has flattened,...Show More Summary
Noah Smith on "What causes recessions?"
Paul Krugman says there aren't enough libertarians in the U.S. to make a libertarian candidate like Rand Paul viable. I am not so sure about the paucity of libertarians, but even so, I doubt that Rand Paul is the best representativeShow More Summary
From Planet Money.
There has been a lot of discussion of the drought in California and the new regulations that the state is putting in place. But there has been little mention of the obvious (to an economist) solution: Raise the price of water.This would do more than any set of regulations ever could. Show More Summary
Here, in New York City, helping promote economics education.
Ben Bernanke has started a blog. Where did he ever come up with that title?
A friend points me to this article in The Economist about the economics of skyscrapers. Lots of good food for thought for micro and macro classes.
Only one of us won a John Bates Clark Medal. Only one of us became Director of the Congressional Budget Office. Only one of us wrote a best-selling textbook. But all three of us were ec 10 section leaders early in our careers. Being an ec 10 section leader is one of the best teaching jobs at Harvard. Show More Summary
This week is spring break at Harvard, so I have time to catch up on some pleasure reading. First up is a recent recommendation by a blog reader: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt. Show More Summary
Happy Pi Day!
If you teach high school economics, you will most definitely want to click here to learn about a great opportunity for your students.